About Flow[n]

 

 

MIC has a new research group : Flow[n], created because of the need to explore the current world of mobility and urban planning. Contemporary challenges related to sustainability issues and the demand for mobility are opening unprecedented opportunities and new perspectives.

The world is now responding to the new challenges of mobility with a set of possible answers. Flow[n] aims to explore who is answering the call for new strategies and how they are addressing  current needs. It aims to investigate the ever-changing reality surrounding transport and its impact on the urban environment, making these issues an integral part of contemporary planning and urban design.

Exploring, witnessing, recording

One of the key tasks of Flow[n] is discovering and understanding what is happening around the world in terms of both demand and supply of mobility, creating a catalogue of potential solutions adopted in various cities and countries to record the ever-increasing complexity and richness of contemporary urban and regional planning.

We aim to explore, witness, and record what is happening in our world.

Measuring, visualizing, communicating

Understanding the contemporary world of mobility and quantifying transport requirements and provision is fundamental to comparing and assessing potential solutions.

Mobility is often addressed within a specialized field and often described in the exoteric terms of transport engineering.  It is time to remove the discussion from this self-referential context and introduce it as part of the contemporary planning process.

We want to measure and visualize the complexities of today’s transport and communicate them to a broader audience.

Bridging, integrating, innovating

Flow[n] aims to deal with the complexities of today’s world by expanding the realm of transport to include a wider understanding of the environment and the planning field.

Transport must evolve to become a discipline that is in constant dialogue with other fields of urban and territorial study, bridging gaps between urban planning, sustainable engineering, architecture, landscape and graphic design.

Flow[n] was created to search for a new way of doing things…